Jesse & Ben's potluck backyard hippie handfasting

When you're in the mood to kick tradition out, this is the celebration to see: a non-legal backyard solstice potluck with a VERY participatory ceremony, personal tattoos instead of rings, and a super sweet memorial for the groom's father. These adorable hippies knew what they wanted and embraced it full-on. And we get to see it all come together!


Heather & Charlie's moshing dodgem wedding

We've seen this bride's homemade cake, but we hadn't seen her epic, punk rock-loving wedding. The wait is over, so you'll want to check out the retro fashion, insane makeshift mosh pit, and BUMPER CARS at the reception! Oh, and viewing the bride's surprise wedding tattoo required a sexy-as-hell upskirt shot that we couldn't help including.


Leah & Jaime's Friday the 13th dance-fest wedding

A Friday the 13th wedding with a zombie-inspired ceremony, and skull details (including matching tattoos!) — this means a pretty rad and gothic wedding with tons of gorgeous touches. And wait until you get a load of their reception dance-fest details: an LED dance floor AND a must-see Dance Dance Revolution arcade setup, which led to a most excellent impromptu group dance to Grease songs!


Julia & Brad's Presidents' Day weekend wedding

Presidential fake tats, the Washington DC skyline on the invites, and some of DC's best barbecue food truck on hand for the noms — it's a loving homage to this couple's city on President's Day. It was also a tribute to some hardcore DIY, including tons of hand-dyed muslin, crepe paper bouquets, and even a homemade cake. You'll also want to take note of how to totally own a wedding day rap.


Dagny & Charlie's toys noise and tattoos goofball wedding

Take some noisemakers, fortune telling fish, wax lips and mustaches, oversized eyeglasses, and a temporary tattoo booth and you'll have an awesome way to distract your guests from making a big scene when you're a shy couple. Plus, SO MUCH FUN. This couple definitely knows how to throw a good party that is true to their needs.


Hot ink: couple tattoos!

We know couples are rocking the ring tattoos these days, but what about those who got other kinds of matching wedding tattoos? How about couples that get tattoos that match their wedding logo or shared interests etched forever in skin? We hosted a Pin Drive on Pinterest to find those plus all kinds of amazing wedding tattoos. Check out our favorites plus a few from our archives.